Complacency – don’t do it! For some inexplicable reason, certainly not involving excitement or adventure of any kind, I have hurt my shoulder/shoulder blade/ribs/back kind of area. After a night without a wink of sleep (well it felt like it anyway) I did not have a happy day. Pretty grumpy on the whole. It hurt to lay on my left side, right side, front, back. It hurt to cough, to move position and most inconveniently, to breathe. Not conducive to sleep. Perhaps foolishly I took some ibuprofen and went to work. It hurt to reach, to carry, to dig, oh and to breathe. Not conducive to being a gardener. All this just as spring is sprunging. Actually, really grumpy now. This chaenomeles, an unnamed flowering quince, did go some way to cheer me up. So did George the Pig’s squidged up face as he legged it across the field when this afternoon he spotted me at the gate. I know it is possible this was because he thought I had an apple for him (I did) , but it may have been that he could see my pain and wanted to cheer me up. I thought you might like a picture of the lovely flower, it may help if you have also had such a day. I will save lovely George for another day.